Monday, June 21, 2010

Cooking for one...ain't no fun...

I wash the Tilapia, then pat it dry. Place it in the baking dish, turn the oven on. I mix up some olive oil and spices, break off some fresh basil, and season the fish. Into the oven.

I get the brussels sprouts ready to go. Wash, drain, cut. A little bit of garlic, a little bit of soy sauce. The garlic splutters. The bright green winks at me through the sauce. A little bit of chili powder to add some heat.

The music is on high so that I can hear it over the sound of sizzling sprouts.

"Hey, can you set the table?" I feel like saying. "Dinner's almost ready! Can we scrounge up some dessert? Maybe the strawberries with something?"
And almost I begin "Hey ca - "

Silly me.

1 comment:

Lauren E. said...

I literally felt the loneliness in this. Well done!